Author: Wendy Victora Rudman

Florida Department of Health

Officials: More vaccines on way, cases rising

Less than a week after the first Santa Rosa County officials got the first call about COVID-19 vaccines being on the way, 5,000 have already been administered.

Another 2,000 individuals 65 and older are scheduled to be vaccinated next week and officials are still setting up new dates and sites the coming days and weeks.

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Scott, Rubio split on election certification

Florida’s Republican U.S. senators took decidedly different paths when voting on whether to certify results of the 2020 presidential election during a joint session of Congress that lasted into the wee hours Thursday morning.

Congress cemented President-elect Joe Biden’s victory after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol and put a halt to debate as senators, U.S. representatives and aides were rushed to safety.

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Tootle focused on proactive public works

No Santa Rosa County department is quite as visible as Public Works. Citizens come face-to-face daily with the roads, drainage and parks managed by this department. And they notice when work needs to be done.

“Public Works is the face of a lot of what happens in the county,” said county commission chairman Dave Piech.

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